PETITION CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO TRANSFER OJIBWAY SHORES AND INITIATE THE PROCESS FOR A NATIONAL URBAN PARK
Ojibway Shores is a 33 acre parcel of land which is the last undeveloped natural shoreline on the Detroit River in Canada and an ecological treasure hosting rare flora, fauna and countless species-at-risk and is owned by the federal government and overseen by the Windsor Port Authority. The Windsor Port Authority wants millions of dollars in either funds or through a land swap with the City of Windsor for Ojibway Shores which would in effect make Canadian taxpayers pay twice to protect land they already own.
However, as we know, Federal Government owns the property and can execute a transfer from the Windsor Port Authority to Environment Canada whose mandate to conserve Canada’s natural heritage and is resourced to protect, preserve, and conduct appropriate research activity on environmentally crucial land while also helping to mitigate the damage from climate change such as flooding. The Federal Government could protect Ojibway Shores by joining it with other adjacent publicly owned parks and greenspaces including Ojibway Park, Spring Garden Natural Area, Black Oak Heritage Park, Tallgrass Prairie Park and the Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve to eventually create a National Urban Park.
This petition calls on the Transport Minister to immediately transfer Ojibway Shores to Environment Canada for its long-term protection and for the federal government to initiate discussions to establish a National Urban Park.
DOWNLOAD THE PETITION HERE: Petition Make Ojibway Shores a National Urban Park